President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday June 27, conferred on the immediate past Chief Justices of Nigeria, CJN, Ibrahim Tanko the Grand Commander of the Order of Niger (GCON) title, which is second to the highest honour in the country.
This took place at the sweaing-in of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari said the award was conferred on the jurist who resigned on Sunday night June 26th, for the good work he did while at the saddle as CJN.
He said under Justice Muhammad’s watch. the judiciary judiciously exercised its powers in line with the provisions of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.